March 9, 2016

Wednesday 9 March


‘In the Wake of the Rising’

Launch of special bumper edition of The Stinging Fly guest edited by Sean O’Reilly

From Sean O’Reilly’s editorial:

‘The issue would open up an alternative space for writers to re-read and respond to the events of that Easter Monday, the background and the legacy, and to the Proclamation itself, a founding document of the Republic, outside of the official events and memorials planned by the government of the day—which, as I write, is preparing to go to the people again. The writers were free to respond to this material in whatever way they wanted, in any shape or form.’

The issue will be launched by Professor Michael Cronin of DCU and several of the 43 writers from the issue will speak about their responses.

(Party afterwards in The Liquor Rooms on Wellington Quay with DJ Gavin Corbett.)

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